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1906: A Wapato invitation

An addition to the post-frontier “Chinook invitations” file:

Buckskin invitation

The Improved Order of Red Men strike again.

Potlatch Club ball invitation

The┬áDaily Morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) Tuesday, March 27, 1888, column 3. I invite your interpretations of this text! Most of it’s quite clear. ┬áSome is new to me. — Dave Potlatch Club Ball.… Continue reading

1900: IORM invite in Jargon

You won’t get much Chinook reading practice here, but…

1921: Alaskan “Eyak” Jargon is a mix of pidgins!

Well after the frontier period, a Chinook Jargon invitation in Alaska is quite a different animal from “the classic Chinook”.

1786: Alexander Walker on the PNW coast (part 2 of 2)

Here’s part 2 of 2 in our examination of a really neat historical document of early contact…

1788: Meares in the Nootka zone, and the limitations of proto-Nootka Jargon

A hat tip to Dr. Peter Bakker for nudging me to more fully explore British maritime fur-trader John Meares’ journals…

1912: A postcard in Chinuk Wawa (from a new archive)

Rein “Snass” Stamm, have you seen this?

1911 letter: Mrs. Kenny Was True Pioneer

A not-so-tiptop typesetter gives us mildly muddled, but still interesting, Chinook Jargon and English from post-frontier southwest Oregon.

Red Men Greet Their Big Chiefs

The Red Men were a Settler fraternal organization that we’ve seen was quite attached to the “Jargon”…